Equality and Diversity Newsletter

The newsletter aims to raise awareness of the Equality and Diversity calendar, and to share events reflecting the diversity of our staff and patients, including key events for persons with any of the nine protected characteristics.

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Key events in February

February is:

  • LGBT (lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender) History Month
  • UK National Heart Month

1 February

  • World Hijab Day

2 February

  • Candlemas (Presentation of Christ in the Temple) - Christian

3 February

  • Saint Blaise's Day - Christian
  • Setsubun-sai - Shinto

4 February

  • World Caner Day

5 February

  • Chinese New Year
  • Safer Internet Day

10 February

  • Autism Sunday
  • Vasant Panchami - Hundu

11 February

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • World Day of the Sick
  • Our Lady of Lourdes - Christian

12 February

  • Red Hand Day for Child Soldiers

14 February

  • Saint Valentine's Day

15 February

  • Nirvana Day - Buddhist, Jain
  • International Childhood Cancer Day

17 February

  • World Human Spirit Day
  • Triodion begins - Orthodox Christian

20 February

  • World Day of Social Justice

26 February

  • Intercalary Days (start) - Baha'i

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